Tag: First Drive

Driven: The 2022 Audi S3 And A3 Are Your Fast And Sensible Baby Executive Sedans

While many sedans are facing an existential crisis these days, there’s one sub-segment that’s been quietly thriving with new entries. Until recently, your only choice for a small executive sedan in the USA were Audi’s elegant A3 and Mercedes’ swoopier CLA. Now, aside from those two, BMW offers its FWD-based 2-Series Gran Coupe and Mercedes […]

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Driven: Lamborghini’s Incredible Huracan STO Is Unrecognizable From The Too-Sensible 2014 Original

Lamborghini’s Huracan is approaching its twilight years. Come 2024, a full decade after it was launched, it will replaced by a brand new supercar complete with turbocharged V8 power, hybrid assistance and a silent EV city mode. In some ways, it can’t come soon enough. Next to supercars like the Ferrari F8 Tributo, the standard […]

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Driven: The 2022 Toyota Tundra Is A Tougher, More Capable Pickup With Available Hybrid Power

Americans love trucks, but the Toyota Tundra hasn’t been a roaring success as the company only sells around 115,000 units annually in the United States. That’s far less than most competitors and it’s a tad peculiar as the mid-size Tacoma is one of the most popular trucks in its segment. While there’s no easy explanation […]

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Driven: The 2022 Lexus NX Embraces More Luxury, More Tech And Plug-In Hybrid Power

Lexus is renowned for comfort and reliability, but they have a bit of an image problem as they’re often viewed as a boring brand for old people. The company desperately wants to change that and they’ve been making progress by offering sportier models with more stylish designs. That trend continues with the 2022 NX, which features […]

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Driven: The 2022 Ford Maverick Is Proof Big Things Come In Small Packages

Amazing. That’s about the only way you can describe the 2022 Ford Maverick as the pickup starts at $19,995 and comes with a hybrid powertrain that allowed us to average 49 mpg (4.8 lt/100 km) in real-world testing. That’s insane, but it’s only the tip of the iceberg as the Maverick is so much more […]

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Driven: Does The VW Golf GTi Clubsport 45 Do Justice To The Iconic Hot Hatch’s Anniversary?

It’s incredible to think that the VW Golf GTi, the one-time young upstart that helped define a completely new class of car and consign crusty clunkers like the MGB to the history books, is almost half a century old. This year marks the GTI’s 45th anniversary and as VW buffs know, that’s all the excuse […]

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Driven: The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Mixes Crossover Comfort With Truck Capability

When is a truck, not a truck? When it’s the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz. That’s not an insult as the company calls the model a “sport adventure vehicle” and refers to it as a “lifestyle crossover with an open bed.” Despite the linguistic gymnastics, the Santa Cruz is by all intents and purposes a pickup. […]

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Driven: 2021 Toyota GR Yaris Rallye Is The One You Should Go For

Sometimes, we’ll test a car that gets so under our skin that we think about it for months, if not years, after handing back the keys. The Toyota GR Yaris, perhaps surprisingly, was not one of those cars. We had the opportunity to test out the entry-level GR Yaris in Australia back in February and […]

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